BPI Set to Privately Prosecute ‘Pre-Release Music Pirates’

An investigation carried out by the UK music industry with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security will culminate in a Crown Court trial this month. The case, against members of a now-defunct UK-based Internet forum with a reputation for pre-release leaks, will be privately prosecuted by the BPI.

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Sysop Speaks Out From Prison

Opinion

Two years ago Gregory Cherwonik was sent to prison for his role as sysop of the famous movie piracy group IMAGiNE. After having served more than half of his sentence he now publishes an open letter on TorrentFreak which contains heavy criticism of the MPAA and Department of Justice, among…

Kim Dotcom Breaks Post Election Media Silence

Since his hectic election campaign came to a close last month, Kim Dotcom hasn't given a single interview. On TorrentFreak today he breaks his silence, opening up on his fight with two governments, his departure from Baboom, and what he views as almost "religious extremism" employed by the labels and…

Police Seize Domain of Frombar Sports Streaming Site

News

The popular sports streaming 'franchise' Sportlemon has lost Frombar.com, one of its main domain names, following a request from the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Whether the intervention will prove effective has yet to be seen, as the site is continuing its operations from various alternate domains.

Record Labels Get Demonoid Blocked in Italy, For Now

Following a complaint from Sony, Warner and Universal, the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority has ordered all local ISPs to block access to the popular torrent tracker Demonoid. The blockade was issued under new regulations which don't require legal overview, a process that may be ruled unconstitutional in the future.

Court Orders Immediate Pirate Site Blockade

After a legal battle that went all the way to the European Court, Austrian ISPs have been defeated in their battle against pirate site blocking. With immediate effect leading providers must block streaming sites including Movie4K, a move which paves the way for action against The Pirate Bay and dozens…